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fickle about films

When people ask me what my favorite movie, album, artist, et cetera is, I usually panic. I like so many. How can I choose? Most times when being asked about(gimme some mo')

For the Love of Colfax

Playboy magazine once called it “the most wicked street in America,” but for me it’s a highway to heaven paved with history and diversity(gimme some mo')

Limericks for Orange, Purple and Silver

One of the funniest people I follow on Twitter, @k2bf, made a very funny tweet about how there are no dirty limericks using the colors orange, purple or silver(gimme some mo')

Deconstructing Late Night

I’ve really come to enjoy the Craig Ferguson show on CBS late night over the last year or so. He reminds me of early Letterman in the quality that(gimme some mo')

Captain America vs. the Teabaggers

It hasn’t been the easiest of times to wear the stars and stripes while wielding a shield. First, the original Captain America, Steve Rogers, was shot by(gimme some mo')

I heart 1988

1988 was the best year for music in American history. Or at least my history. That’s when Siouxsie & the Banshees released my favorite of their(gimme some mo')

Zinn and Salinger, RIP. In my college years, I was obsessed with Zinn’s real histories. He helped shape my understanding of the world, and thus who I am(gimme some mo')

25 One-liners about the State of the Union

I was challenged by a friend to make 25 Johnny Carson style “how bad is it” one-liner jokes about the State of the Union, start to finish from the(gimme some mo')

The Late Shift 2

When I was little, like a lot of Americans, I idolized Johnny Carson. When we got our first VCR as a family, to me it meant getting to watch The Tonight Show(gimme some mo')

2009: Year of the Douchebag

Tiger Woods. Joe Lieberman. Kanye West. Balloon Boy’s Father. Timothy Geitner. There are more douche bags that stood out this year than can possibly be(gimme some mo')

RIP John Hughes

At least from my perspective, this man’s iconic films helped give geeks and weirdos a seat at the table. They made me feel like I fit in, even when I(gimme some mo')

favorite July 4 quote

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show(gimme some mo')

My Advice to High School Graduates

Here’s an editorial I wrote when some high school seniors were lobbying to have me as their commencement speaker, but school administrators(gimme some mo')


Still digging through old issues of the WORD, updating my clips file for the first time in 8 years. I’m into year 2 of the publication now, and found(gimme some mo')

Another Gem From That Same Year

From September 2003, a letter to the editor, addressed to me while I was at the WORD: “Dear Editor,As a regular reader of your anti-American communist(gimme some mo')

Respecting That I Was Right in Retrospect

I’m digging through the last 10 years of my published life, to put together a clips file for a prospective employer, and found this response to an(gimme some mo')

Three into Fifty

A recovering music critic, I’m a sucker for milestones. Three legendary jazz albums celebrate their 50th anniversary this week, and I can’t implore(gimme some mo')

A quick bitch about comics

Anybody who knows me, knows that I’m a giant comic book nerd, and have been all of my life. In the digital age, my reading list has only grown. But, I(gimme some mo')

When a Buffalo Roams Into a Donkey Show

This is a piece I wrote for Artvoice that they didn’t have room for due to their fall program guide special issue. I would have adapted it for the WORD(gimme some mo')


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